Farewell and Blessings

It is with heavy heart, that we wish Fr. Noah farewell and blessings in his new appointment. Noah will take home leave to his beloved country, Uganda, and family in mid-July for two months and once back he will take up his new appointment in Liverpool with Missio and the parishes in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

He has been a blessing in our community of Maidenhead for the last two years and it is sad to see him go, but the people in Liverpool will be blessed to have such a good minister.

Eternal God, whose steadfast love for us is from everlasting to everlasting, we give you thanks for cherished memories and commend one another into your care as we move in new directions. Keep us one in your love forever, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Safeguarding Training

Will be held Saturday 22nd June from 10am to 3:30pm at Corpus Christi Wokingham. If you are due Safeguarding training, please book your place on this face to face course by sending an email to safeguarding@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Events Update

You can always check out the latest upcoming events in the parish in the bulletin or on the events page.

Church is open

For daily Mass
and private prayer

We would love to
welcome you in prayer.

Watch live

See below for times

Mass Times

Mass will be available online via YouTube from about 15 minutes before Mass starts (see below). Just click on the YouTube icon to connect.

Masses
  Mass Online
Sunday 9:30am No
11:15am YouTube
Monday 9:30am YouTube
Tuesday 9:30am YouTube
Wednesday 9:30am YouTube
Thursday 9:30am No
Friday 10am YouTube
Saturday 6:15pm No

SVP Appeal

Every week there are new arrivals at the local asylum seeker hotel which the SVP have been supporting with the help of kind donations from parishioners. What we need most at the moment are new packs of underwear, socks and donations of any summer clothes in medium size for women and especially for men. If you can help please drop any donations to the parish office.

We are also always looking for hosts for homeless refugees. If you would like to talk about what might be involved in hosting please contact us on 07749 917134.

Youth SVP Needs You

St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Maidenhead would like to launch a new Youth SVP (YSVP) group for young people (aged 11 to 18 yrs). The St Vincent de Paul Society itself was founded thanks to a young student who walked through the poorest streets of his community on his way to university lectures each day. The poverty he came across inspired him to be the change and make a difference to those around him in need.

If you are interested in finding ways to make a difference by helping those in need within our local community then we'd love to hear from you. As part of the new group, the aim would be for you to meet one evening a month starting in September 2024 to discuss new ideas and to agree on activities. The group will be supported by a member of SVP Maidenhead but what you do and how you do it will be largely up to you.

To find out more or to register your interest please contact Hilda on 07749 917134.

W.O.R.K.

Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya is a registered “Not-for-Profit” charity (Reg. No. 1119959).

W.O.R.K. is dedicated to helping people to become self-sufficient by supporting education, training and healthcare for widows and orphans.

Please donate online here if you can:

FOODSHARE

We are a collection point for Foodshare. Our collection area is just inside the porch doors, but if you leave food outside, out of hours (in a bag or other covering) the building is regularly checked. Foodshare are currently really in need of tinned vegetables and tinned meat, amongst all the regular donations.

"Thank you for your support of Foodshare this year. We are currently helping between 380 and 400 people every week who would otherwise go hungry. We expect this to rise to about 600 at Christmas which is a particularly challenging time for those who struggle to make ends meet. We would appreciate it if you were able to bring a food donation next weekend. This will enable us to distribute before Christmas. Thank you."

Welcome

Everyone at St Edmund Campion Parish in Maidenhead welcomes you to our Catholic community. Hopefully you will find all the information you are looking for - if not, please contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to know more about us and what we do, take a look at our Welcome Brochure. We look forward to meeting you soon.

The address of the Church and office is: 40a Altwood Road, Maidenhead. Berks. SL6 4PY. Details of how to find us are here.

Pastoral Area Update May 2024

Fr Liam has written another letter providing an update on the progress of the new Pastoral Area:

Dear Friend and Parishioner,

We have now had three further meetings of clergy and nominated representatives from each church community, in our new expanded Parish formation, as part of the 10-year mission plan: You will be my Witnesses.

The Parish transition team is made up of 26 people from all the churches as well as representatives from St Joseph’s convent. We meet monthly, to explore and start to come up with strategies, approaches and how we think the new Holy Family Parish will work in future.

I mentioned in the first two editions of these updates, that we are working towards a paper for the Diocese that explains how we, the churches in Maidenhead, Twyford, Wargrave, Cookham and Culham, as well as the convent, want to come together to create the new Parish of The Holy Family.

As a reminder, each church in our new Parish retains their name, their identity locally and publicly. There is no intention at all to change this.

Read about what have we been doing since February in the latest letter (May 2024) here.

You can read the previous letter (February 2024) here, and the first letter (November 2023) is here.

Parish Priest

I am Liam Cummins and I come from Ireland. I'm the eldest of four children (three boys and one girl).

As a Mill Hill Missionary (millhillmissionaries.com), I have spent a good period of my adult life ministering in Africa, namely Cameroon and Kenya.

I was appointed to England to do Mission Animation (Missio and Mill Hill) for a number of Dioceses in 2012. I really enjoyed this work and it involved a good amount of travelling and meeting lots of people. Read more.

Parish Register

If you want to be added to the Parish Register, please see the priest.

Download, print and complete the Parish Registration Form.

If your details change, or you have an addition to the family, please contact the Parish Secretary to make sure that your entry is up to date and includes all your children.

Edmund Campion

"I have no more to say but to recommend your case and mine to Almighty God, the Searcher of Hearts, who sends us His grace, and sets us at accord before the day of payment, to the end we may at last be friends in heaven, when all injuries shall be forgotten." Read more.

 

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Philip

The latest letter (May 2024 - Pray Every Day) is available to read here or you can watch it on YouTube.

Pray Every Day

I write this Pastoral Letter today to encourage you in the first of our Six Holy Habits: prayer, to spend five minutes or more each day in prayer, whenever and wherever you find best, ideally using the Gospel reading of the day. It's interesting how we live in an era when yoga, mindfulness and meditation is popular. This only demonstrates what Catholics have known for centuries: that for our psychological health and wellbeing, prayer is essential. Like hydration to the body, so is prayer to the soul.

Older Pastoral Letters from Bishop Philip

The March 2024 letter (Regular Confession) is available to read here or you can watch it on YouTube.

The letter from December 2023 (Christian Sunday) is available to read here or you can watch it on YouTube.

The previous letter from September 2023 (You will be my Witnesses) is available to read here or you can watch it on YouTube.

Closer to Christ Campaign

The Closer to Christ Campaign is a two-year initiative that will be delivered across the whole Diocese, with the am of raising £13.5million. Our vision for the Diocese is ‘bringing people close to Jesus Christ through his church’ and this project will help us realise our vision. This important endeavour has two key aims...

Read more.

Going Into Hospital?

Upon admission, please state clearly that you are a Catholic Christian. If you want the Chaplain to visit you, you either need to complete the form in the Chapel, or speak to the Ward Sister in Charge.

The local Roman Catholic Church near Wexham Park Hospital is the Church of the Holy Redeemer, contact 01753 578328. In cases of emergency, call St Joseph’s Maidenhead on 01628 783988.

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